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December 8, 1564 Unhappy with the prospect of work and near starvation, men under the command of Rene de Laudonniere leave Fort Caroline and head for France. They arrive safely and seek pardons for their actions
December 8, 1765 Eli Whitney born, Westboro, Massachusetts
December 8, 1790 Georgia legislature divides the state into three congressional districts
December 8, 1817 John Calhoun accepts position in James Monroe's cabinet as Secretary of War.
  John C. Calhoun
December 8, 1823 Decatur County created
  Stephen Decatur
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Decatur County, Georgia
December 8, 1856 James P. Screven begins term as mayor of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
December 8, 1860 Howell Cobb resigns as Secretary of the Treasury
  Civil War - 1860
  Howell Cobb
December 8, 1860 Howell Cobb resigns as Secretary of the Treasury
December 8, 1861 Cass County is renamed to Bartow County
  Lewis Cass
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
December 8, 1891 Charles Crisp is elected Speaker of the House
December 8, 1929 Edwin Lowe, salesman for a toy company that he eventually bought, witnessed a game of Beano at a carnival just outside Jacksonville (Georgia). He made significant changes to the board and renamed the game to Bingo.
December 8, 1941 World War II
August 14, 1945
December 8, 1947 Gregg Allman born, Nashville, Tennessee
  Duane Allman and the Allman Brothers Band
December 8, 1953 Actress Kim Basinger born, Athens, Georgia
  Kim Basinger
December 8, 1979 The (Nitty Gritty) Dirt Band and Linda Ronstadt hit the top 40 records with "An American Dream." which spends 19 weeks on the Billboard chart, eventually peaking at #13. In the first verse is the line "Augusta Georgia is just no place to be."
  City of Augusta, Georgia
December 8, 1997 Earliest date the Clinton White House admits asking Vernon Jordan to find a job for Monica Lewinsky.
  Vernon Jordan
December 8, 2003 The U. S. Supreme Court refused to intervene in a lawsuit over the OutKast song Rosa Parks
  OutKast
December 8, 2004 The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was forced to detonate a pipe bomb found in rocks by a fisherman in the vicinity of the Buford Dam powerhouse at Lake Lanier. Police closed off access to the dam during the operation.
  Lake Lanier
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